Nigeria: AUN And USAID Collaborates On Home Schooling Radio Programme In Yola

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By Hassan Umar Shallpella, Adamawa

Home schooling Through Transactional Radio Instruction funded by United States Agency for International Development and implemented by Atiku Centre for Leadership, Entrepreneurship and Development of American University of Nigeria, Yola has targeted over 500,000 learners in Adamawa and Gombe states.

Performing the ceremony at the AUN community hall in Yola, Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri of Adamawa state, Northeast Nigeria said the programme is a collaborative effort with the Adamawa state government to strengthen educational system in the state.

Represented by his Deputy, Chief Crowther Seth, the Governor while expressing satisfaction that Adamawa state is benefitting from the programme, reiterated that education remain the main focus of the administration.

In her speech, the President American University of Nigeria (AUN), Yola Professor Dawn Dekle represented by the Professor Abubakar Abba Tahir, Vice President for University Relations said the University will continue to launch a variety of other humanitarian initiatives for the benefit of several challenged families and communities.

While hoping that beneficiaries of these projects in the pilot States of Gombe and Adamawa would make the best use of this uncommon opportunity, she noted that the Transactional Radio Instruction (TRI) program, has become even more compelling, at this time of social distancing, when the Covid-19 pandemic is ravaging the nooks and crannies of the world.

In his goodwill message, Former Vice President of Nigeria and Founder of American University of Nigeria (AUN), Yola- Alhaji Atiku Abubakar said the programme is effectively tailored to significantly improve learning of children of primary one to three which is the most fundamental stage in education.

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